Book Review: Planning for Climate Change

Author Simon Davoudi, Jenny Crawford & Abid Mehmood
Publisher Earthscan 2009
Price £49.95

This hard back book is a collection of 23 articles from a total of 36 contributors from around the world, all with academic backgrounds.

Part 1 explores the challenge of climate change and theories of “Adaptation, Mitigation and Vulnerability”. The articles range from issues of urban form to transport planning, and include impacts in Europe and developing countries.

Part 2 – “Strategic Planning Responses” – looks at a number of strategies in Europe, America and Canada, covering a range of topics including flood risk, water management, wind energy, construction and design.

Governance and engagement is discussed in Part 3, together with policy implementation.

The rather dense text has some black and white images together with graphs, tables and diagrams.